April Crowell

About April Crowell

Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM) Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.

5 Element Theory (Wu Hsing)

Like Yin/Yang theory, the 5 Elements (or Wu Hsing) are a founding principle of Chinese medicine.  Each of the 5 Elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water & Wood) describes the [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:48:24+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS|0 Comments

Class: Managing Seasonal Allergies–April 11

Wednesday, April 11th 5-7:30 This class will cover how seasonal allergies manifest from both an Eastern and Western perspective, including detailed Asian medicine (Chinese medicine) assessment and symptom identification.  Those [...]

By | 2018-03-16T19:52:56+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Classes|Comments Off on Class: Managing Seasonal Allergies–April 11

Charwan Mushi (individual egg custards)

Charwan mushi is a simple savory custard that makes a great breakfast or elegant addition to dinner.  These custards are steamed, not boiled, giving them a soft, smooth texture.  

What’s For Breakfast?

Go, go, go.  America has become a society of rushing from one thing to the next.  In the process, many rush through or completely skip the most important meal [...]

By | 2018-03-12T17:19:17+00:00 March 10th, 2018|BLOGS|0 Comments

April’s Asian New Year Special–3 Amma Sessions for $180

Move over Fire Monkey! Bring on the loyal Earth Dog. Julia's Zev, chilling. To help celebrate the new year, I've brought back [...]

By | 2018-02-25T23:31:05+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Classes, Specials|0 Comments

Windy Conditions

It's a blustery day! Each of the 5 Seasons in Asian medicine has a climatic nature or condition that corresponds with that season.  These climates are simply part of the [...]

By | 2018-02-25T19:52:58+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

Curing With Congee

Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since...well, we started playing with fire and cooking. [...]

By | 2018-02-25T21:34:24+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Recipes|0 Comments

Considering Cancer

Cancer isn't an easy topic for many people. The likelihood is that cancer will affect us or someone we know at some point in our lives--it is one of [...]